Libraries and Information in Society: Spring 2012


Renate Chancellor


Catholic University of America


Spring 2012


Introduction to the nature of information, the role of libraries, and the profession of librarianship in contemporary society. This course incorporates historical
developments, current trends, and the outlook for the future. Emphasis will be placed on the values, principles, legal, and ethical responsibilities of the profession which provides a foundation for each student’s ongoing professional development and leadership.

Required Textbook:

Rubin, R. E. 2010. Foundations of library and information science (3d).

Link to Syllabus:

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